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name will not be on the november ballot. i am jennifer franciotti. >> a dramatic night of primary returns and a stunning upset for the gop. i am kate amara. >> a female sports reporter said she was sexually harassed inside an nfl locker room. we want to know what you think about this topic. >> it was more appropriate for you to read. there is a chill in the air today. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> do you want to go? >> good morning. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> it is crisp out there. i love this time of year. it is a beautiful morning. you might want to take a light jacket with you. the barometric pressure is 30.01. it will be around 80 today. under mostly sunny skies. we do have a little bit of rain in the seven-day forecast and three tropical storms to talk about. first we say good morning to sarah. >> we have quite a bit happening. and on the inner loo
. >> the latest unemployment figures are trending in the wrong direction. jennifer franciotti is live downtown with more on this. good morning. >> if you have been out of work, this news comes as no surprise. finding a job is not easy. there is discouraging news. maryland's unemployment rate rose unemployment7.3% in august. there was a significant increase in unemployment in maryland and florida. the number dropped since the recession reportedly ended. >> the labor market will always lag the recovery. the economic output has increase. the labor market has not caught up with that. in terms of getting by with squeezing more productivity out of existing workers. >> there is a website to help marylanders out of work of finding a job. is the maryland workforce exchange. we have posted a link on our website. click on project economy. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the news is not all bad. 200 new jobs will be created and the transmission plants in white marsh. this is thanks to a government grant. it was approved by the government. there is good news for a change on the housing market. new
shooting. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more on the story. >> there was a police tape yesterday. it will try to be business as usual today. paul pardus is the suspect. he was upset after receiving medical information about his mother. he pulled out a gun and shot the doctor. that doctor has been identified as dr. david cohen, a spinal surgeon at the hospital. we will have more on his condition in a moment. security called city police who responded with a variety of other agencies, including swat teams. for more than two hours, pardus was barricaded in a room with his mother in the nelson building. at one point, parts of the hospital were evaluated. police learned something had happened inside the room. they went in to find pardus and his mother were dead from single gunshot wounds to the head. >> at this point we're treating this case as a murder-suicides. >> as for dr. cohen, spent much of the day in surgery for a gunshot wound. we do not have an update on his condition. the big question right now, how could a government get inside the hospital? we will have more answers for th
breaking news out of northwest baltimore. there was a two alarm blaze this morning. >> jennifer franciotti is live at the scene in northwest with more. good morning. >> that fire is under control. firefighters are putting out some hot spots. it looks like a portion of liberty heights was shut down. in looks like traffic has reopened. fire fighters were using a fire hydrant along liberty heights. the fire started about 3:30 this morning on hillsdale. it happened to a vacant house. the intensity of the fire was so big that it's spread to two adjacent homes. one of the homes had been turned into a nursing home with four residents. they were safely evacuated. no injuries reported there. the other house, there was one occupant inside. he got out safely. no one was inside the vacant house. it did go to two alarms because of the intensity of the fire. firefighters were able to make a good knock on the fire and get everything under control. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. fire equipment remains on the scene. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> it thank you.
. jennifer franciotti has more on this disturbing story. >> police have been handing out fliers and asking for the public's health to find the man that raped an elderly woman. a man broke into it will install on monday. once inside, they say he raped the victim then fled the area. police are looking for a white male in his early 20's. officers have beefed up patrols in the neighborhood. >> have an exterior lighting in place if at all possible. awesome motion detector lighting. secure your house, your front door, your windows, make sure you locked in the gates. >> anyone with information is asked to call anne arundel county police. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> thank you. another motion to exclude evidence in the prosecution of three men accused in the death of ken harris had been denied. lawyers for charles mcganey, gary collins, and jerome williams asked to keep a security guard from identify the suspects from a security camera. >> we do not believe that the witness should be able to testify about what a jury can clearly see on the video. why should he be the one that makes the
down to the absentee ballots to decide who will be city state's attorney. jennifer franciotti is live with more. good morning. >> there are people who believe the absentee votes do not matter. that is not the case in thhis race. despite the low turnout, it took the board of elections a full state to release complete returns. the race between bernstein and jessamy is too close to call. 3% was lost in limbo. judges forgot to turn in memory cards from 82 voting machines. the cards were tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slow accounting. >> when you have an election, it is not uncommon to not be at 100% within 24 hours. >> bernstein is leading jessamy by nearly 1300 votes. they are expecting to start counting the absentee ballots sometime this morning. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the smoke has cleared in the race for baltimore county executive. county council member kevin kamenetz has emerged as the winner. he has called for unity with joe bartenfelder and his supporters. >> it is time we put our differences behind us. i reached out to everyone in
area. state >> agencies and utilities are ready to spring into action. jennifer franciotti is live and fells point with more on the story. >> the nice thing is we have seen city crews coming by. they come by with their flashing yellow lights. they are monitoring flash flooding. so far so good in fells point. we have had intermittent heavy rain. this is the lightest it has been all morning long. emergency workers have spent much of wednesday preparing for this storm. attract this on the radar. there were -- they tracked this on the radar. there are 52,000 storm drains in the city. they were not able to get to everyone. they were asking residents to make sure they got out there to help if the trains were clock clogged. b.g.e. has extra crews on standby in anticipation of power outages. >> the concern is the high wind. it can bring down trees and power lines. with a heavy canopy we have today, we have some ground that is soaked from the recent storms. it is a good recipe for power outages. >> it looks like the wind is starting to pick up. there is concern about that. it is not called
. >> there was an indictment against ulysses s. currie. jennifer franciotti has more details. >> senator ulysses s. currie announce he will step down to fight charges against him. that does not mean he plans to give up his job. the indictment accuses the lawmaker of using his office to benefit shoppers food warehouse. it is alleged that executives paid him $245,000 to secure advantages for shoppers. the indictment said he tried to save the chain money so stores could have an extension on meeting the energy efficiency standards. he is accused of smoothing the way for a liquor license transfer and lobbying officials to up traffic signals installed and two company stores. his lawyer confirms he was a consultant for shoppers. "his compensation was disclosed on his federal and state income tax returns." donald norris says it is unusual to see a paper trail in a bribery case. >> the information is interesting and that usually in bribery cases there isn't any paperwork. >> prosecutors say currie failed to disclose this on ethics forms. it appears as if currie will continue his work in the senate. he is running f
out around 4:00 a.m. this morning. jennifer franciotti is live on the scene with the latest. >> the fire is now out and no one was hurt. it was on hillsdale, about half a block north of liberty heights. liberty heights is now shut down in both directions. kevin is here from the baltimore city fire department. nobody was hurt in this fire. >> it is a very good thing. we never look forward to a fire breaking out in someone's home. we hope to have an escape plan in place. >> this was a home but it was a vacant dwelling. nobody was inside at the time. there was a nursing home next door. >> because of the intensity of the fire, the intensity -- the intense heat and heavy smoke billowed over to an adjacent nursing home occupied with about four patients. they were quickly evacuated and taken to another facility. there was damage because of the heat at a nearby home. there was one occupant there and we were able to get them out. >> because of the fire still under investigation? >> correct. no firefighters were civilians suffered any injuries. >> it looks like liberty heights is begi
:30 a.m. jennifer franciotti live on the scene this morning. bring us up to date. >> if you're traveling this way, falls road is shut down at northern parkway because this fire happened on a northern parkway address as you take falls road south toward the city. there's a side road parallel to northern parkway. 2 1/2-story building caught fire. inside six people, four women a grandfather and a 10-year-old boy. one of the victims say this fire started in a second-floor building and a 57-year-old grandmother was forced to jump from an atic and suffered injuries to her legs. two other women had to jump from the second floor as flames were shooting out the windows. one victim describes how it happens. >> i was so scared of the jumping asal perfect and it took me a minute and i was on the phone with 911 then i heard the boards starting to crack and crack and crack, so i had to jump. >> be so terrifying. that was christine who also told us one of the factors, her hair was being sinaged by the fire, and she could feel the fire burning her arm. luckily everyone else was able to get out of the hou
's started at and jennifer franciotti is live on the scene. >> this is on falls road. i want to give you a good picture of where this is. as you take falls road considered north parkway. this housal caught fire and inside were six people. including christine. christine when did you first notice something was wrong? >> we got woken up about 1:00 a.m. and by that time one room was already engulfed in flames and it traveled into the hallway in a matter of seconds and the room my girlfriends and i were in burst into flames and we had to kick out the window. luckily we had to jump out the roof. my mother-in-law had to jump from the at i can. i know she was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. dylan and his grandfather got out on the steps and pretty much it was just us that had to joump out the roof. >> what is that like to have to jump off a roof? >> i couldn't believe i did that because in that moment, at that moment two had already jumped off and i could feel the roof panels burning up and the fire hurt. it burned so it was get burned or jump. >> dylan, you said you could hear the gla
>> there's not much left after two four-alarm fires in west baltimore. i'm jennifer franciotti. details are next. >> a california neighborhood goes up in flames as a massive gas line rupture ignites an unbelievable explosion. we'll have the latest. >> and it looks look a fall-like weekend is in the works. the insta-weather plus forecast, as 11 news today continues right now. >> good morning, tgif, i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> meteorologist john collins has a check of the forecast. looking good. >> yeah. you mentioned the fall-like weekend. i was out working in the yard past couple of days, very nice, and a lot of leaves in the lawn. but it's not because of fall-like temperatures, it's because of the dry conditions we've got. >> but let's talk about the cool for the moment. we'll address the wet in just a minute, or dry, or whichever way you want to look at it. at b.w.i. marshall right now, 56 degrees the temperature. that's the low there so far this morning. it just dropped into that range. 72%, the humidity. barometer h
a job, you are not alone. >> about 7000 people and lost their jobs last month. jennifer franciotti is live with more details. >> shakira the job market is very -- the job market is very frustrating. one economist said the job market always lags behind recovery. gedk a towson landmark chan hands. once a thriving entertainment complex was auctioned off. the sale coincided with the release of discouraging dated. the numbers show maryland's unemployment rate rose to 7.3% in august. maryland and florida are the only two states there recorded in increase in unemployment last month. >> it is a trend or a is a zig for a zag. >> bob ehrlich said today's jobs report reaffirms the o'malley administration does not understand how to create jobs for maryland families. martin o'malley weighed in and said he understands the frustration of marylanders, which is why the state expanded its job search website. it allows jobs seekers to post their resumes. it is important to note the unemployment rate has dropped since the recession reportedly ended. >> at the labor market will always lag the recovery.
finding a job. >> the numbers showed 7000 people lost their jobs last month. jennifer franciotti is live with the details. >> if you have been out of work, this news comes as no surprise. finding another job is not easy. there has been some ups discouraging news release from the state department. maryland's unemployment rate rose to 7.3% in august. maryland and florida are the only two states that had an increase in unemployment last month. the rate has dropped since the recession reportedly ended. >> even though the economic output has increased consecutively, the labor market has not caught up with that. some are squeezing more productivity out of existing workers. >> to find out more information, we have a link to the maryland work force exchange. it is on our website. just click on project economy. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the state board of elections is investigating allegations that a candidate used a fake name. rebecca lynn nelson is running as a democrat. she said she did what she was told to do. she filled out a form saying they printer rebecca weir nelson rather
, mail fraud, and extortion. jennifer franciotti joins us now with more. >> 3 continue to work at the capitol as investigators -- continue to work at the capitol as investigators looked into charges. it was alleged that he was paid $245,000 to secure advantage for shoppers. the indictment says he tried to save the chain money so they can have an extension on meeting energy efficiency standards. he is accused of smoothing the way to get a liquor license. he said his fees were disclosed. the chair of public policy says it is unusual to see a paper trail in a bribery case. >> the information is pretty interesting in that usually and bribery cases there isn't any paperwork. >> prosecutors say currie failed to disclose his earnings. he is running unopposed, but say he will step down on some of his duties. we'll have more coming up. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> a man is dead after a standoff with police in silver spring. authorities say james lee entered the building yesterday afternoon armed with a gun. hundreds were forced to evacuate. police say he helped free hostages
. that ends her 15-year run. let's go live to jennifer franciotti with the latest. >> the race has not been officially called, but with 290 precincts in, gregg bernstein leads the race by 1421 votes. this is for the democratic primary. patricia jessamy supporters were feeling pretty good tuesday night. they were keeping a positive attitude about the race. she showed up to thank everyone and said she was feeling confident about the race. the bernstein campaign was cautiously optimistic about tuesday's results. poll workers spent the day at the precinct. they took the day off to support bernstein. bernstein talked a little about why he thinks he was able to make such headway. >> it came to the level of frustration people were feeling about living in one of america's most dangerous cities. i do not know if it is a question of what patricia jessamy did or did not do. >> it is important to note these numbers are unofficial. the bernstein campaign has 49% of the vote while the jessamy campaign has 47% of the vote. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the voting tally for execu
that already has a slots license in cecil county. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what's your position on building a slots palace at arundel mills? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> police are on the lookout for those responsible for a string of robberies. arrest warrants have been issued but no arrests have been made. at least seven armed robberies have taken place at the smalmal. police need your help to find the preppy burglar. the man was caught on camera breaking into a home in highland last week. you saw him wearing business attire. he got away with some electronics and other items. if you could help police, you are urged to call howard county police. >> the red cross is helping a family after their home went up in flames. it happened yesterday morning at real princess lane. the fire caused a propane tank on the deck to explode. the people inside were able to get outside safely. >> the baltimore county. is ranked 10th worse in terms of roads. the state highway administration spe
, mail fraud and extortion later today. jennifer franciotti has more details. >> ulysses s. currie is stepping down from that committee. that does not mean that senator currie is giving up his job. prosecutors alleged that company executives paid him $2.45000 to secure advantages for shoppers. the indictment says he tried to save the chain money by giving the stores and extension. it accuses him of smoothing the way for a liquor license transfer in prince george's county and lobbying highway officials to have traffic signals installed at two company stores. his lawyer confirms he was a consultant for shoppers. "his compensation was disclosed and reported on his federal and state income taxes." the chair of public policy says it is unusual to see a paper trout in a bribery case. >> the information is pretty interesting in that usually and bribery cases there isn't any paperwork. >> prosecutors say currie failed to disclose his earnings on ethics forms. it appears as if he will continue his work in the senate. he is running for reelection unopposed. >> he does not have to drop out of
and gregg bernstein. in the in, bernstein came out on top. jennifer franciotti is live with more on the outcome. >> that race was so close that a lot of the results were not in until 1:45 this morning. all of the precincts have reported in. bernstein has 49% of the vote and jessamy, 47%. early on, patricia jessamy were in a good mood and celebrating the woman and her career. many here were hopeful the city state's attorney would get another term. jessamy was optimistic. >> it has been a pleasure to be out among the citizens of baltimore city. >> supporters of gregg bernstein rallied to watch the returns. he came to thank his supporters. many spent the day at the preccts. they took the day off to support bernstein. he talked about how his campaign was able to gain so much traction. >> i think what made this race become such a focal point was it captains to the level of frustration people were feeling about living in one of america's most dangerous cities. i do not know if it is a question of what patricia jessamy did or didn't do. it was people's frustration with crime in the city
of murdering ken harris. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more. >> when you shop for jury duty, if you do not know which case you are going to hear. jurors were shocked to hear this is the ken harris murder trial. they found out the case could last for five weeks. they said they could not do it. others said they were the victim of a crime and others asked to speak properly with the judge to not be involved with this case. jury selection is expected to last five days. charles mcganey, gary collins, and jerome williams are charged with murder in the shooting death of ken harris. he has stopped by a lounge to use the restroom. he and the club owner were ambushed in a robbery attempt 3 har. harris was shot in the back as he attempted to leave the scene. it will be hard to find an iimpartial panel. >> a lot of people are not going to want to sit on it because they may have known as the victim or they have heard so much about it that they already have formed an opinion. >> prosecutors are expected to call as many as 50 witnesses to the stand, including the woman who said she was with harris the
firefighters put to the test with two four-alarm fires yesterday. >> jennifer franciotti with more on that story. >> it was quite a scene yesterday. firefighters were busy fighting fires to 11 houses on two niche blocks. all but two houses were vacant. five rowhouses went up in flames there. then three more caught fire on the other side. firefighters rushed to houses on the next block. everyone did get out safely. no word on what caused the first fire, but officials are pretty sure of what happened on north cary street. >> one consideration is there may have been embers that may have been blown from one fire across the street to the next may have ignited that one. we don't know at this point. >> in all 100 firefighters responded. one firefighter suffered minor injuries. mindy back to you. >> a 34-year-old columbia man who survived an apartment fire is charged with not only setting the blaze, but killing his ex-wife moments earlier. damon white set fire to the apartment to cover up the murder of the 35-year-old woman. she obtained a restraining order against her husband in 2008. >>
running out into the night. >> jennifer franciotti has the update for us. >> good morning. this fire broke out after 2:00 a.m. this morning. inside this house behind the green fields nursery at the corner of northern parkway and falls road. working at the exxon station, across the corner, you say you saw the flames? >> yes. it was almost 2:25 a.m. i was inside working. when i saw the flame, i thought it was the moonlight, and then after a while i was walking in and after a minute, when i looked out it was getting bigger and bigger. i thought it was fire then and trying to call 911. then i saw the fire trucks coming and said somebody called already. i was walking but the whole time it was getting bigger and bigger. one of the men from the firefighter told me it was like over 100 feets of fire. >> it was very big. >> yes. >> thank you so much for describing what you saw. we want to let you know what happened. apparently this started on the second floor. there were six people inside. four women, a grandfather and a 10-year-old boy. one of the women, a grandmother had to jump from an attic win
in anne arundel county. jennifer franciotti joins us with the very latest. >> david cordish has been going door to door and has knocked on more than 500 doors and plans to campaign on the weekends and evenings. >> i am david cordish. >> david cordish is a man on a mission. >> i do not know if you know how much revenue is involved. >> and he wants to put in a slots parlor near anne arundel mall. he said $40 million will be generated for education in the first year. >> locate next to the number one tourist destination, 14 million people. that is what people want. they want to be able to do other things. >> those opposed have teamed up with the maryland jockey club. cordish believes eds are being funded by a club that has a gaming license in cecil county. he has filed a complaint with the maryland lottery commission. >> you can only have one license. >> it is up to voters to decide. if they say no, zoning starts from scratch. lawyers have said it would be five years until slots could get rolling again. jennifer franciotti reporting live. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler questi
. jennifer franciotti is live outside johns hopkins with details. what is the latest? >> the gunman has been identified as paul pardus from virginia. he got upset after receiving some medical information about his mother. he pulled out a gun and shot a doctor. that doctor has been identified as dr. david cohen. after the shooting, security called police who responded with a variety of other agencies. they prodded swat teams. pardus was barricaded inside the room with his mother who was confined to a hospital bed. at one point, parts of the hospital were evacuated. police learned something had happened inside the room. they went in to find pardus dead from single gunshot wounds to the head. >> at this point, we're treating this case as a murder suicide. >> as far as dr. cohen is concerned, he suffered a gunshot wound and spent much of the day in surgery. we do not have an update on his condition. we were told his condition is survivable. a lot of people are asking, how could a government get into a hospital with a gun? we will have more answers to that ansquestion coming out. jennifer francio
psychological problems because of bullying. jennifer franciotti is live with more on the story. >> the family is going for $1 million to $10 million in damages. the family is suing for three counts of deprivation of constitutional rights. the lawsuit against the howard county board of education makes serious allegations, according to the suit. a sixth grade student at patapsco middle school was bullied by a group of students beginning in 2007. he suffered violence, including being stabbed with pencils, he was pushed and slammed into lockers. the issue of bullying has done a lot of attention recently in schools around the country. baltimore county just held their annual safe school conference this week. >> we have a positive behavior planning approach to problems such as bullying. look at problems from a three tiered set problem-solving approach. >> the approach is to take care of the problem before it causes more problems for the student. >> the students may develop a disorder such as a depression or dramatic stress disorder. >> the boy suffered posttraumatic stress disorder and had to be pla
gilbert. jennifer franciotti, as we coun down to kickoff. man, the city is alive with purple. the kids are wearing their jerseys to school already. it's going to be a fan's season. >> a look ahead to our next hour of 11 news today. >> the number of traffic fatalities and injuries will be released. today. >> the battle turns into a major political campaign. details at :33. we've all heard of miniature horse farms, but what about miniature cattle farms? hopefully we'll have pictures. >> and a touch of autumn in the air this morning. we'll let you know what to expect as we head into the weekend. sarah? >> good news to report on the accident in howard county. everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't ra
not step in when the child became a victim of bullying. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more on this story. >> the family is suing for three counts of defamation of constitutional rights. they are seeking $1 million to $10 million. a student at the patapsco middle school has been believed. he was pushed and slammed into lockers and other such acts of cruelty. bullying in schools is a growing problem. baltimore county held their annual school conference this week and they touched on the issue. >> we have a positive behavior planning approach to problems such as bullying. look at problems for make three- problem-revention solving approach to. >> a copy of the lawsuit was received but they cannot comment on pending litigation. reporting live in the newsroom, jennifer franciotti. >> health care is in full swing across the nation. college students will now be able to stay on their parents' policy. students at towson university applauded the news. there are more hurdles to overcome for parents who are not insured, as well as students who have a lot of expenses. there is more on our
30s and jessamy by about 1300 votes. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more. we thought this was all over. >> we sure did. this is a prime example of how every vote counts. neither camp is willing to can see until all of the absentee ballots have been counted. it still took the board of elections nearly a full day to release complete returns. the race between bernstein and jessamy is too close to call. 3% has been lost in limbo. they forgot to turn and memory cards from 82 voting machines. those cards have been tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slope accounting. >> when you have an election, it is not uncommon to be at 100% within 24 hours. >> now here it is two days after the race and there is concern about the absentee ballots. the counting will begin this morning. we could have the results by this evening. who knows? i could be here tomorrow morning. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the big fight in washington is about politics. >> the president wants to cut taxes for the middle class. withamara jordan's us live more details -- kat
. this morning, jennifer franciotti joins us live with more on that story. >> it seems gregg bernstein is supposed to unseat patricia jessamy, and neither camp will give up until all absentee ballots are counted. three % have been lost in limbo. judges forgot to turn in the memory cards from 82 voting machines. the cards were tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slow accounting. >> when you have an election night, it is not uncommon to be at 100%. >> the complete results were released and that put bernstein on top with 30,392 votes to jessamy's 29,097 votes. neither camp is calling the race until 2200 absentee ballots are counted. >> i think we all cannot live with the delay once we know that mrs. jessamy and her advisors are reviewing and this includes everything. >> bernstein tweeted for a resolution to the race. he expressed optimism about the outcome. "i thank all the volunteers who have devoted so much time and energy to helping our campaign." those absentee ballots will start being counted some time this morning. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal
hopkins hospital in injury to a doctor and killing his mother and then himself. jennifer franciotti is live outside johns hopkins hospital with more details. >> it will be business as usual at the hospital. a gunman opened fire inside what is considered one of the best hospitals in the world. police swarmed johns hopkins following reports that someone had shot a doctor and then barricaded himself inside a hospital room. the suspect was originally identified as warren davis. >> the doctor collapsed outside the doorway of the room. mr. davis was last seen running into the room brandishing a handgun in the direction of his mother who is confined to the bad. >> police said davis' real name is paul pardus. parts of the hospital were evacuated and on lockdown for some time. police entered the room to find pardus and his mother dead from single gunshot wounds to the had. >> at this point we're treating this case as a murder-suicide. >> how was somebody able to get inside the hospital with a gun? he was not searched for weapons. there are no metal detectors at any of the exits and entrances
take five days. jennifer franciotti joins us with the very latest. >> this is not happy news to the potential jurors. there were gasps indecorum when the judge said there were there to hear the potential ken harris murder case. this trial could take up to five weeks. potential jurors filled nearly every seat in the courtroom. this involves the murder of ken harris. and the length of time the trial could take. >> i think it will be very difficult. a lot of people are not going to want to sit on it. they may have heard so much about it that they are going to be excluded because they have already formed an opinion. >> charles mcganey, gary collins, and jerome williams are charged with murder in the death of ken harris. he stopped by a lounge to use a restroom. he was ambushed. one of the suspects shot harris in the back as he tried to leave the scene. the attorney for gary collins said dna can be a big issue. >> our unknown individuals involved in the dna samples concerning my client. it is not just a single source dna. is the dna of him and other people, other unknown individua
facility is getting a new name. i'm jennifer franciotti. coming up, with a future performances and the expected attendance rate. >> dry conditions around here with low humidity and gusting wind. this leaves the potential for brush fires. a fire which in effect for tomorrow. look for some rain in >> good afternoon. i am rod daniels. here's a look at what we are working on for 11 news at 6:00 p.m. an apartment fire in columbia. a woman's body found inside. the fire did not cause her death. we're live with the latest on that investigation. for the first time, early voting is in maryland. how voting could have an effect on one college campus. these stories and much more when these stories and much more when you why is roman meal bread nutritious? two slices provide at least sixteen grams of whole grains and an excellent source of calcium. roman meal bread: great taste and nutrition since nineteen-twelve. >> thousands of people have been evacuated as a wildfire continued to grip the parts of colorado. >> just west of boulder, dozens of homes have been destroyed. the and greg has det
and another seriously injured in howard county. >> jennifer franciotti is live at shock trauma this morning with details on the story. >> good morning. the man who was seriously injured was taken here to shock trauma, but police believe whatever happened to him happened before the fire broke out. the fire broke out before 3:00, tuesday afternoon. when firefighters roifed they found the body of a woman inside and a seriously injured man. >> we don't think the injuries were the death of the woman were caused by the fire. >> investigators say it's unclear whether a domestic dispute or a third party is to blame. >> it's shocking and heartbreaking. this woman had four children. >> friends say the couple in their 30's was raising two girls and two boys who range in age from 6-17. >> all of them are very good kids. well-manner. well-behaved. i wish i had the space. i'd take them in myself. because she was an exceptional mom to those kids, and to know those kids' mom is gone now is just heart-wrenching. it's very heart-wrenching. >> neighbors tell lose throughs two youngest children walked home fro
and north kerry street lasted for much of the evening wednesday. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti joins us live from the devastating scene this morning with the very latest. good morning, jen. >> good morning. fire investigators are still looking for a cause, and meanwhile, the red cross is insisting at least 12 people who have been displaced by this fire. this fire did happen on wednesday afternoon. firefighters battled two four-alarm fires on split streets within blocks of one another. the first started on north calhoun street, and it's believed, at least preliminary nearly, that employers from the fire ignited the fire that happened on north kerry street. in all, 11 rowhouses burned, most were vacant. but at this point, we're told that the red cross is assisting six families. >> we need money for clothes, food, i think some diapers. one of the families needed diapers. you know, we got them a hotel. >> there is really not much left at this rowhouse, this section of rowhouses. you can see the huge, gaping hole behind me. as i stand here on the side, it is littered with debris and broke
long. >> jennifer franciotti joins us live from fells point with the latest. we can hear the rain. >> i think god was on cue there. the rain got even heavier, which is ironic. just within the last 15 minutes. this is not the worst. the worst is yet to come. we are about ready to see a city crew come by. they are monitoring the situation in fells point. this is one area that is prone to flooding. on wednesday, this storm was being tracked. work crews in baltimore city yed to clear the storm drains. annapolis is well aware of the flood prone zone. they started sandbagging downtown. b.g.e. took a proactive approach to the storm. they have extra crews on standby in anticipation of power outages. >> the concern is the high wind. that can bring down the trees. with be heavy canopy today, we have some ground that is soaked from the recent storms. >> make sure you are prepared. have a battery-powered radio on standby and a corded phone would be handy to have. if you do have a generator, remember not to operate it inside your garage. in terms of storm drains, make sure you do not block one. if y
enough to protect their child from being bullied. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more. >> this family is suing for three counts of -- they are seeking anywhere from $1 million to $10 million in damages. they claim a student back in patapsco middle school was bullied. he was stabbed and struck with pencils and drumsticks and was pushed into lockers. the bullying in schools is becoming a growing problem around the country. baltimore county held their annual saved school council and touched on the issue and how it affects schools and policies. >> we have a positive behavior planning approach to problems such as bullying. what the problems from a three tiered response and a problem- solving approach. >> spokesperson said the just received a copy of the lawsuit and so they are not commenting pending legislation. now back to you. >> thank you. a settlement has been reached in a civil suit stemming from a deadly crash on the chesapeake bay bridge back in 2008. john short was killed when is a tractor-trailer went into the bay after swerving to avoid a car. police say baldwin h
-tech. >> the developer is literally pounding the pavement. jennifer franciotti is live and to explain. >> david cordish is the developer who wants to put in the slots parlor and he has been going door to door to garner support. he is telling anybody who will listen about the plan to generate $400 million for education in the first year and the creation of 4000 new jobs. others have teamed up with the maryland jockey club which wants to push slots elsewhere. if they vote no, slot zoning starts from scratch. >> to get this back in gear, the lawyers who we have heard on both sides have said five years minimum. that means five years. these states lost $2.5 billion because you're starting from scratch. >> he believes the anti-slot tv ads are being partially funded by a company that already has a gaming license in cecil county. cordish has filed a complaint. now back to you. >> thank you. that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what's your position on building a slots palace at arundel mills? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that is watercooler@wbaltv.com
and the entire trial could take up to five weeks. jennifer franciotti joins us live with the latest. >> good morning. jury selection is proving difficult for a number of factors. nearly half the jury polled said five weeks would be an undue hardship. other people said they were a victim of a crime or they knew somebody who was a victim of a crime. jury selection itself is expected to take about five days. charles mcganey, gary collins, and jerome williams are all on trial, charged with murder in the shooting death of former baltimore city councilman ken harris. its stock by a lounge to use the restroom. he was ambushed as he tried to flee the scene. d need was collected from several items at the crime scene. it will be hard to find an impartial panel. >> i think it will be very difficult. take into consideration the media exposure this case already has. people have heard so much about this that they will be excluded because they have formed an opinion. >> the trial is expected to take five weeks to compete -- to complete. 50 witnesses are expected to be called, including the woman who said s
to jennifer franciotti who was at the inner harbor. it will be awhile until you try out, huh -- dry out, huh? >> we are a cross from the national aquarium, where we have been steadily watching the water rise. officials are monitoring the situation and they are well aware of some of these areas that are prone to flooding. while most people were sleeping, and the rain was falling hard at fells point, an area often familiar with flooding concerns. by the light of day, at representatives were checking on area businesses and looking to immediate concerns. >> we want to keep them informed and communicate with them so that they know what to expect today and tomorrow. >> it is a perfect day for these ducks in south baltimore, but not so great for drivers on patapsco. police say they have shut down the road where the hash marks disappeared beneath the water, high enough to reach the top of this fire hydrant. in the event that someone would get stuck, the fire department rescue operations team is standing by with boats, ready to deploy. they can be anywhere in the city within five to seven minutes and
awakening when a building caught fire. >> if happened at 4:00 a.m. this morning. jennifer franciotti is on the scene with the latest. >> the street you see behind me is actually liberty heights. all the fire activity is on hillsdale. the fire happened about 3:30 this morning on hillsdale with a vacant house involved in this fire. officials say when crews arrived, that fire was heavily in golfed in flames. they needed to call for a second alarm. they have to fight the fire from the exterior of the building. >> because of the intensity, because the damage to a neighboring nursing home that was occupied, as well as another home that was occupied by one individual. >> that is certainly good news. the nursing home is actually in the form of a house that has been turned into a nursing home. it had four occupants. they were taken to a nearby van where they could wait this out. no injuries were reported. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. as of liberty heights, it looks like police are blocking off this area because of all of the heavy fire equipment. they're hoping to get it
home. jennifer franciotti joins us for more on the investigation because police are asking for the public's help. they are hoping somebody saw something that will lead to his arrest. >> it is terrifying. it's a nice neighborhood. i do not know what to think. >> this is the second situation i have heard of it in the neighborhood. there was a home invasion a couple of houses down. >> residents have a mixed reaction to word of a sexual assault in their neighborhood. the attack happened on monday morning. a man broke into a home in glen bernie and sexually assaulted an 83-year-old woman. >> it is a disturbing crime. we will do everything we can to bring this case to closure. >> police are looking for a white male in his early 20's. officers are stepping up neighborhood patrols. they advised neighbors on better ways to protect themselves. >> have a motion detector lighting. secured your front door, your windows, at any gates, make sure you lock those. >> anyone with information is being asked to call anne arundel county police. now back to you. >> police are investigating a pair
. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> police are also busy investigating a pair of unrelated shootings in glen bernie. one man was shot tuesday morning and was taken to shock trauma. no word on a suspect or a possible motive. police also responded to a double shooting where authorities say two men apparently shot each other. there were also treated at shock trauma. baltimore city has recorded its 144th homicide of the year. this happened yesterday morning on harris avenue. police say the victim tried to fight of his attackers. he was shot in the chest and back. he was rushed to the pop hospital where he later died. this time last year there were 147 murders in baltimore city. ayne black has been arrested in the death of ankush gupta. the body was discovered just off of light street. police have not said how gupta ended up in the water. >> it is time to turn the page on iraq. >> the president said it was time to shift resources to prairies' here at home. kate amara has more on that. >> robert gates is in iraq this morning, meeting with troops. the president declared the war in iraq is o
cause. jennifer franciotti covers the story. >> on purple friday the focus is on black. >> we're making the blackout towel. >> the towels are the brain child of a local company called baltimore blackout and they are being run by willis mcgahey. he wants m&t stadium to come alive by tirling the towels, an effect he said will look like thousands of ravens flying in the stands. the freeds benefit the willis. -- the proceeds will benefit the willis mcgahee foundation which helps students. >> it is something different to get everybody involved, to let everybody know we're behind us. >> steven port, owner accident says it is great. >> it is fantastic. it is really fun. >> you dep can buy towels at stadium stores oh, or you can order them online. in parkville, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news 11 news. go ravens! >> she is the greatest fan ever. if you are heading to the game, be prepared for traffic. check latest conditions downtown. update construction and accident scenario. >> we set up a live wire blog that alerts you to delays on the rail in march. all on www.wbaltv.com and click on "t
of the evening on wednesday. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti joins us live from the devastating scene this morning with the latest there. good morning, jen. >> good morning. of the 11 rowhouses that were affect by this fire, only two were occupied, and they have both been condemned. you can see the red condemned notice behind me. still, those who were affected showed up yesterday to try to salvage what was left. >> the day after fires brned on two blocks in this west baltimore neighborhood for nearly six hours and most of the smoke has cleared. >> i couldn't stay in the house at all. >> but people like esther still have a big mess on their hands. >> and from the third floor, my clothes -- >> esther is one of dozens of people on north calhoun and nearby north kerry who are struggling through the after-effects of the fires that drew nearly 100 firefighters. >> her neighbors have broken out windows, holes through their walls, and water damage as well. >> my roof is gone. half of my second floor is gone. i had water in my basement like that. >> the red cross is assisting six families in t
-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. i am jennifer franciotti. >> i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> so for the focus is the western suburbs. frederick county, carroll county. let's look at hd doppler. you cannot see the worst of it in the orange and the red -- you can see the worst of it in the orange and the red. you will see some heavy rain for the next 15 or 20 minutes at least. and then it will push into pennsylvania. down towards annapolis, give yourself extra time again this morning. let's look at the forecast. i think it will clear up this afternoon. most of the rain will be this morning. high temperatures in the upper 70's. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah and see what is happening on the roads on this tuesday. >> a few accidents to watch for. they could be related to the rain. there is an accident at 32. watch for delays there. there are some other problem spots. jewish park lake drive, a vehicle fire. park lake drive, a
. they still challenged everyone to find their inner super hero. jennifer franciotti has more. >> in the beginning, he was so strong. he was fine. he had the most positive attitude that you can ever have. >> which it thinks about how greatly her nephew bottled brain cancer. it was less september when we introduced you to this lowboy. harford county was preparing for super hero day in his honor. he called himself the dominate their. last november, domenic passed away after spending months in a,. they created this in his memory. a 5k and 10k will help raise money for research. >> the courses sampled. there are not hills. we have plenty of room, plenty of space. >> the run will start here. it will move to a nearby trailer. it is being held this weekend not to just kick off pediatric awareness month but because this month is his birthday. >> when you are at johns hopkins and the see these young children going through and battling cancer. and is something that is extremely hard for adults to see these little people. it is awful. dominic deserved more treatments. he deserved a bette
of a woman's body and a man seriously injured. jennifer franciotti? no. ok. the story, the man found inside the apartment was tan to shock trauma suffering from serious injuries. jennifer? >> the fire broke out before 3:00 tuesday afternoon on colombia. when firefighters arrived they found the body of a woman inside and a seriously-injured man. we don't think the injuries or the death of this woman were caused by the fire. looks like another cause. >> investigators say it's unclear whether a domestic dispute or a third party is to blame. >> it's shocking and heartbreaking. this woman has four beautiful children. >> friends say the couple in their 30's was raising two girls and two boice ranging from 6 to 17. >> all of them are very good kids. well mannered. well behaved. i wish i had the space. i'd take them in myself. because she was an k3e7pingsnal mom to those kids. and to know that those kids' mom is gone now is heart-wrenching. it's very heart-wrenching. >> neighbors tell 11 news the two youngest children walked home from school to meet their mom and instead found their building corden
. jennifer franciotti has more on the family who is suing the school district for bullying. >> according to the lawsuit is three counts of negligent of rights and two counts of grossman -- gross negligence. a sixth grade student at the middle school was bullied by a group of students starting in december 2007. it states he suffered violence, including being stabbed and stuck with pencils and drumsticks, and being pushed into -- pushed and slammed into lockers and other such intolerable cruelty. the incidences of bullying have become more widespread around the country. baltimore held a conference on it this week and touched on the issue of how it affects their schools and policies. >> we have a positive approach to problems such as bullying. we look at problems in a three tier fashion. >> the problem -- the idea is to action before it escalates. >> before there is an anxiety disorder or traumatic disorder or depression. >> the faculty -- the lawsuit alleges that the faculty did not step in and that the boy suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and had to be placed in a different sch
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after two four-alarm fires in west baltimore. i'm jennifer franciotti live on the scene. details are next. >> it appears that koran burning protest has been put on hold, or has it? i'm kate amara in washington. >> so far this morning, northbound 795 is shut down for an accident. we'll get you updated on that we'll get you updated on that and have the rest of my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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